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Cavoukian Building Awareness About Bills

PRIVACY LAW

January 13, 2012

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has launched a website and organized a symposium to spur awareness about federal lawful access bills that are expected to be reintroduced in Parliament and their impact on Canadians' privacy. "In my view, this legislation represents a looming system of 'Surveillance by Design' that should concern us all in a free and democratic society," Cavoukian said, adding that taken together, "these 'lawful access' bills will provide the police with much greater ability to access and track information on us all via the communications technologies that we use every day." The website includes a "Write My MP" tool. The symposium will take place on Friday, January 27, in Toronto.
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